Calendar for August 22nd, 2014

Died 1485: Richard III of England

1762: Ann Franklin, sister-in-law of Benjamin, became the first female editor for an American newspaper, the Newport, R.I., "Mercury" following her husband's death.

1831: Nat Turner led slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia

1851: The schooner, America, won an international race sponsored by the Royal Yacht Society in England. This became a traditional international event known as the America's Cup race

Born 1862: Claude Debussy (composer)

1865: William Sheppard patented a liquid soap (Patent #49561)

Died 1886: Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies)

1902: U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile

Died 1904: Kate Chopin (author)

Born 1917: John Lee Hooker (singer)

Born 1920: Ray Bradbury (science fiction author)

Born 1939: Carl Yastrzemski (baseball player)

Born 1947: Cindy Williams (actress)

1959: Steven C. Rockefeller married Anne Marie Rasmussen

Born 1963: Tori Amos (musician)

2004: Masked thieves burst into the Oslo museum and snatched a version of the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream and a second Munch painting from the walls as visitors watched in shock

2011: Several earthquakes struck southern Colorado; the largest measuring magnitude-5.3